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Report on some species of Palaemonidae (Crustacea, Decapoda) from French Polynesia

Xinzheng LI

en Zoosystema 30 (1) - Pages 203-252

Published on 28 March 2008

Based on material collected from French Polynesia and deposited in the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Paris, the present paper reports 31 palaemonid shrimp species, which belong to the Palaemoninae (two genera, three species) and to the Pontoniinae (12 genera, 28 species), including six new species. The new species are: Izucaris crosnieri n. sp., Periclimenes alexanderi n. sp., P. josephi n. sp., P. platydactylus n. sp., P. polynesiensis n. sp. and P. vicinus n. sp. Detailed descriptions and illustrations of the new species are provided. Besides the six new species, ten other species are recorded for the first time from French Polynesia: Exoclimenella maldivensis Duris & Bruce, 1995, Kemponia rapanui (Fransen, 1987) n. comb., Palaemonella crosnieri Bruce, 1978, P. spinulata Yokoya, 1936, Periclimenaeus hecate (Nobili, 1904), P. orbitocarinatus Fransen, 2006, Periclimenes aleator Bruce, 1991, P. paralcocki Li & Bruce, 2006, P. uniunguiculatus Bruce, 1990, Pontonides loloata Bruce, 2005.

Keywords :

Crustacea, Decapoda, Palaemonidae, French Polynesia, new species, new records, new combination.

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